Estate Collections

Estate Claims

Carlton County performs Medical Assistance estate collections pursuant to Minnesota Statute 256B.15. Carlton County does not assist in estate planning. For more information, please visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services Medical Assistance Estate Recovery page.  

Obtaining a Medical Assistance Certificate of Clearance

A Medical Assistance Certificate of Clearance can be obtained by completing an Application for Certificate of Clearance for Medical Assistance Claims and submitting it to the Collections Department.  Forms for both Transfer on Death Deed and Decree of Descent are available here:

Transfer on Death Deed Application for Medical Assistance Clearance Certificate

Decree of Descent Application for a Medical Assistance Clearance Certificate


Completed Certificates can be mailed to:

Carlton County Public Health & Human Services

Attn: Estate Collections Department

PO Box 660

Cloquet, MN  55720


Completed Certificates can be dropped of in person:

Carlton County Public Health & Human Services - Community Services Center

Attn: Estate Collections Department

14 N 11th Street

2nd Floor reception

Cloquet, MN  55720

  1. Daniel Plinski

    Child Support and Collections Supervisor

  2. Child Support

    Physical Address
    14 N. 11th Street
    Cloquet , MN 55720

    Phone: 218-879-4511